Controlled choice and at least a rough map of what the new community assignment zones could look like will be on today's Wake County student assignment committee agenda.
Today's meeting will include what's being billed as a "review of various geographic assignment area possibilities." Much of the talk will likely revolve around maps of potential zones being presented by staff.
Growth & Planning were asked by the committee to use as a starting point the high school feeder patterns. From there, they'd see what middle schools feed into the high schools and what elementary schools feed into those middle schools.
Expect a lot of disclaimers today that the boundaries for the maps aren't necessarily what the school board will use in the new zones.
Also on today's agenda, student assignment consultant Michael Alves will speak with the committee. Controlled choice as a way of achieving diversity will probably take up most of the questioning.
As noted in last week's article by Thomas Goldsmith, the idea of controlled choice is drawing favorable remarks from school board members on both factions.
The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.